Shake Some Action!, Full Fathom Five
Out now, self-released
Shake Some Action! mastermind James Hall was inspired to write songs for this, his band's first album since 2009, after buying a Rickenbacker, so it's unsurprising that the final product so transparently takes its cues from the timeless guitar jangle of R.E.M. and The Kinks. Professional and unabashed pop-rock classicism.
Listen to "Soul On Fire" below or stream the whole album on Bandcamp.